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BIOL 232 DL Microbiology

Microbiology is now taught totally online at Ocean County CollegeOcean County College one of the first community colleges in the Northeastern United States to develop Microbiology totally online with both content and laboratory being directed via distance learning. OCC has teamed up with McGraw-Hill Publishing and Hands-On Labs, Inc. to deliver the entire course through Blackboard CE6. Perfect for students in nursing or pre-nursing programs.

Sign up for this course from anywhere within the United States and beyond and receive college credit from a regionally accredited college.

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Course Description

BIOL 232 Microbiology

4 credits (3 + 2)

A course concerned primarily with microorganisms as they pertain to human welfare. Laboratory activities relate to isolation, culture, identification and control of microorganisms. Intended for students in allied health programs.


BIOL-131 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
or BIOL-162 Biology II or equivalent courses from other colleges.

Required Text

Microbiology: A Systems Approach
Marjorie Kelly Cowan, Kathleen Park Talaro
McGraw Hill: Higher Education
Pub Date: MAY-08,
Edition: 3

Students must purchase LabPaq and microscope

Microscope with oil immersion lens available through At-Home Science, Inc.Microbiology LabPaq: MBK: available at

ACCESS TO A GOOD 600x MICROSCOPE plus a 100x OIL IMMERSION LENS IS REQUIRED to use this kit available at

Please order your LabPaq after the first day of class. LabPaqs ship within 24 hours of purchase date.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees are based on 4 semester hours and a $100 DL fee.


LabPaqs are safe, cost-effective and environment-friendly. LabPaqs include a lab manual plus the basic equipment and supplies required to complete the full semester of lab assignments described in each manual. Students need to carefully follow the safety guidelines provided.

Who should take this course online?

Student with laptop computer


If you have any questions, please contact: E-learning Dept.